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And the Winners Are…

We are pleased to announce this year’s Pro Bono Award recipients! ELAP’s annual Pro Bono Awards recognize outstanding volunteer contributions to our community’s legal needs. Our winners include attorneys, firms, community partners, and individual justice champions. Our 2023 award winners are:  Community Partner of the

Upcoming Dementia Legal Clinics

Our partners at the Pro Bono Council have a series of free legal clinics in November in December as part of the Dementia Legal Planning Program. The program provides free (limited scope) dementia legal planning services to people across Washington state. This includes help with

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What’s a Qualified Charitable Distribution?

Did you know you can support ELAP while optimizing your retirement savings? A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian to a qualified charity. Here are some of the benefits of donating through a QCD: You can satisfy

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New Staffers Join ELAP Team

We’re excited to announce four new ELAP team members! Allison Adachi and Olivia Ortiz have joined ELAP as Domestic Violence Staff Attorneys. They will provide legal services to low-income domestic violence survivors in King County. Allison (she/her) has previous nonprofit experience in roles at TacomaProBono

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New State Law Aims to Combat Gender-Based Violence

Written by Isabel Noto, ELAP Summer InternEdited by ELAP Staff Washington State passed a new bill (HB 1562) this year to make communities safer by reducing the harm associated with gun violence and domestic violence. HB 1562 strengthens existing laws that limit access to firearms

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New State Laws Affecting Renters

Two new bills passed in the Washington state legislature this year that will affect tenants across the region. Here’s what you need to know: SB 5197 will allow people to testify remotely in landlord-tenant cases, at the court’s discretion. The bill allows a delay in

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